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WANTS nre always pi nptlr responded
to when advertised In TIH. DISPATCH.
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tisement In TUE DISPATCH.
President Harrison Called on to
Decide Whether He Will
Try to "Carry Out
HIS SOUTHERN POLICY.
tjnay and Clarkson Insist' that He
Abandon His Ideas.
THEY WANT TO CAPTDEE THE SOUTH.
The Third Iionlslnna Congressional District
at Stake Kellog nnd the Negro Tote
Declare They Will Bolt If Not Pacified
Quay Snpporta Their Demands Scnntor
Wade Hampton Talka Abont Free Trade
He Wants the Southern Statea to Say
Goodbye to tbe Colored Voter Mnhone
Haa Thlnca His Own Way nis Nomina
tion To-Dny a Foregone Conclnslon.
President Harrison, upon his return to
Deer Park, is to decide whether his South
era policy will be continued or whether the
counsel of Senator Quay and Postmaster
General Clarkson will be followed. Senator
Wade Hampton tells a little about the
President's Southern policy.
irrrciAt telegram to the DisrATcn.i
Washington', August 21. The Presi
dent, immediately upon his return from
Indianapolis to Deer Pork, will be called
upon by the Republican managers to make
an important decision as to Louisiana poli
tics, viz., whether he will retognize the ele
ment there of which ex-Senator Kellogg is
the head, and thus secure a united Repub
lican party in the contest to fill the vacancy
in the Third Congressional district, or
whether he will continue to ignore Kellogg
nnd thus make the election of the Demo
cratic candidate in that district, young Mr.
Price, almost certain.
AN EMBARRASSING SITUATION.
It will be an embarrassing position for
the President. One of his pet theories has
been that Southern Congressional lists can
be carried by white candidates formerly
connected with the Confederacy and tbe
Democratic party upon the protection issue.
Such a candidate and issue were presented
in the Third Louisiana District by tbe
nomination of Mr. Minor, an cz-Confcder-ate,
who, not very long ago, was a Demo
But it happens that this district is a very
lfortunate one in which to try any experi
nt with a white man's organization in
e the Republican party. It is one of the
..at Republican districts of tbe Teche
section, the home of Kellogg, the district
vhich be has
ALMOST ALWAYS CARRIES
by a very large majority whenever he has
run. Kellogg is the master of the negro
voters of that district, and probably has
more influence with them than all the other
Republican elements combined. If they
understand that Kellogg is disaffected
cither as regards the nominee or the admin
istration, it is very doubtful whether the
whole Republican vote can be secured, and
there is no hope of carrying the district
without that full vote, together with such
white accessions from Mr. Minor's former
associates as can be secured
Kellogg ha") been in Washington most of
the time since tbe 4th of March until within
the last two months, and every one who has
had any conversation with him knows that
he is a very pronounced
He does not believe in the President's
policy respecting the Southern States. He
is particularly hostile to what is called the
white man's organization in the Republican
party, and to the recognition by the Presi
dent of the old Confederate element. Kel
logg thinks, and has frequently said, that
the President can accomplish nothing by
resurrecting, as he calls it, such cx-Confed-erates
as Longstreet, of Georgia,
In the interviews which Kellogg has had
with the President at various times here
daring the last few months,
HE WAS KEVEE ABLE
to come to an agreement as to any of the
fundamental principles connected with
Southern politics. His theory has been that
the Republican party nationally cannot ex
pect to accomplish anything in the South
except upon the old lines of the recognition
of the carpet bag element. Although a
strong Protectionist, he has no confidence
that white men will ally themselves, as a
rule, with the Republican party upon the
basis of protection or of any other issue.
He has kaid repeatedly here since President
Harrison was inaugurated, that the policy
of the administration in the South is all
wrong, and has even gone so far as to say
that there could be no question that the
President would be confronted in the last
two years oi his term by a House which
A STRONG WORKING MAJORITY
opposed to him. AndtKellogg is said to
have no less influential men behind him
than Chairman Quay and First Assistant
Postmaster General Clarkson.
The President will be advised that unless
something shall be done to secure the cn
thusiistic support of the colored voters of
the Third Louisiana district for Minor,
there need be no expectation that a Repub
lican can be elected to Congress from that
district, and the President will, in that
event, suffer the humiliation of knowing
that at the first opportunity, when an effort
was made to vindicate his policy in the
Southern States, he was defeated.
QUAT IS WTTII KELLOGG.
Kellogg is supported in this matter by
thefchairman of the Republican Committee
, of Louisiana, who is one of the chief
owners of the Louisiana lottery, and is also
one of the most liberal contributors to the
Republican campaign fund. Both Kellogg
and tbe lottery have been annoyed by the
appointments which the President has made
in Louisiana, notably that of Warmoth, and
by the lact that the Kellogg carpet-bag ele
ment have been almost wholly ignored.
The still hunt -which Chairman Quay is
said to have been conducting in regard to
tbe South just now consists largely in an
effort to induce the President to take some
action with respect to the pending contest
in the Third Louisiana Congressional dis
trict which will unite the Republican party
there and secure the earnest support of Kel
logg for the candidacy. How that is to be
accomplished, except by the use of patron
age In the manner which Kellogg and Quay
may dictate, does not yet appear.
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
Senator Wade Hampton on the President's
Southern Policy Soatb CnroIlnla.ni
Not Sorry to See the Negro
Emigrating Tho Salva
tion of Their Future.
t SPECIAL TELEGBAX TO TBE DISPATCB.1
"Washington, August 21. Senator
Wade Hampton, of South Carolina, is in
the city, and was asked to-day what he
thought of the President's Southern policy.
He did not think the policy was sufficiently
developed to be discussed, but gave an
interesting opinion on the subject of the
protective tariff feeling in the South.
"I donot think that feeling is growing," he
said. "I think the tendency is more likely to
be the other way.especially in tne mining and
manufacturing districts. Tbe interests of
the States of Virginia, Tennessee and Ala
bama, particularly, are advanced by low
duties. They can produce iron and coal
much cheaper than they can be produced in
the "East. The protection only assists the
Eastern manufacturers to keep up this
rivalry. Without the protection the rivalry
would be greatly lessened. The less' pro
tection the more capital will go to develop
the industries of the South. Seeing this, I
do not thiak our people will be
LED OFF BT TIUS QUESTION.
"The efforts of the Republicans will be in
Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina and
perhaps Alabama. I do not think they will
meet with success in either. The exodus of
negroes from North Carolina, if it keeps up,
will hurt them there, but they could not
carry the State anyhow. Mr. Harrison's
appointments in the South have been of a
character to strengthen us in the resistance
of any attempts made upon the Southern
States. I know it has been so in South
Carolina, and I presume it is the same.else
wherc" When asked if an extensive exodus of
colored people irom the South would be an
irreparable injury, Mr. Hampton replied:
"It would be an inconvenience, but no. in
jury. We would gladly see the colored
people move elsewhere, and we would be
willing to suffer any reduction of represen
tation that might result from their depart
ure. It would deprive us ot much of our
labor, and make it a little harder for the
present generation, but it would be
THE SALVATION OF THE FUTURE.
"I do not wish any harm to the negroes,
but I would gladly sacrifice whatever votes
we get in the elective college or in Con
gress by reason of them, if they would gooff
to themselves or settle in New England. I
would gladly vote to appropriate $50,000,000
for the purchase of Cuba or some other place
for them to settle in."
On the probable action ot the Republicans
in Congress with regard to the South, he
said: "They can do nothing constitutionally.
I think they will attempt to provide for
Federal supervisors and place the elections
under Federal control. This would be un
constitutional and vicious. I do not think
they can succeed in this, and I do not see
that there is anything else that they can do.
There are Republican Senators who would
oppose any measures oppressive to the
South. Those who have investments there
would oppose such a policy."
Speaking of the Democratic policy, he
said that they would stand together on the
defensive, and he presumed that in tbe
House they would resist any attempt on the
part of Republicans to unseat Democrats
merely to seat Republicans and strengthen
MAflONiTS CONVENTION To'-DAI.
The Little General Will be Nominated If
He Will Accept.
rSrXCI-LL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Norfolk, Va., August 21. The Repub
lican State Convention to nominate candi
dates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor
and Attorney General meets here to-morrow
at noon. The outlook to-night is that
the convention will accomplish its
work . with expedition and without
friction, as the leading anti-Mahone
Republicans are taking no part in the con
vention. If General Mahone will accept
the leading place on the ticket he will be
nominated by acclamation. It is thought
to-night that Mahone will accept. Much
comment is caused here in Republican cir
cles by the appearance in the Harrisonburg
Spirit of the Valley, the leading Republi
can paper of that section, of an editorial ar
ticle in which it says:
Especially is it the editor's duty to warn his
friends wben lie sees the party abont to take a
step -which wonld certainly result in over
whelming defeat. We bare, therefore, several
times warned the party leaders against the
extreme folly of nominating General Mahone
as their candidate for the Governorship. We
have paid that we believe he would be over
whelmingly defeated, and wo now feel sore
that he would. At the same time, the Spirit
of the Valley cannot and will not support the
principles advocated by the Democratic party,
and no Democrat need expect aid and comfort
from us: but there are at least 15,000 Repub
licans who wouldn't vote the Republican ticket
if General Mahone or one of his tools is the
nominee. We make these remarks now. be
cause this is the last issue of the Spirit before
tbe Norfolk Convention, and after that has
acted we do not wish to discuss tbe matter.
The Staunton Valley Virginian, edited
by ex-Congressman Yost, has uttered a
similar warning. Tost is the only Repub
lican Congressman ever elected from that
district, be having defeated John Randolph
KISNEE AGAIN ON PECK.
Contradiction of the Report That He Will
Step Down nnd Out.
rSrECIAX TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIL.1
Harkisburg, August 21. Newspaper
circulation has been given to a rumor that
Chairman Kisner, of the Democratic State
Committee, intends retiring from that posi
tion. A gentleman who has just comerom
a conference with Mr. Kisner contradicts
this report, and says the Democratic State
Chairman is gradually improving in health.
Rooms have been engaged here for Mr.
Kisner during the meeting of the State Con
vention in September.
A CIKCDS WITH AN ELEPHANT.
He Becomes TJnrnly and Tosses a Man Into
the Ohio River.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Cairo, III., August2L While a circus
company was unloading its paraphernalia
from a small steamboat and barges at
Metropolis, this morning, one of the ele
phants showed a great disinplination to go
ashore. Several employes seized pike-poles
and began a systematic course of prodding,
which threw the beast into a terrible rage.
His long trunk was suddenly twisted
around the body of his nearest tormentor.
The man was raised high in the air and
cast unceremoniously into the Ohio river, 30
The excitement was great, and by the
time the elephant was ready for another in
stallment tbe men had all scampered out of
danger. The regular keeper having come
to the rescue, the maddened animal was
quieted, and tbe two marched ashore with
out accident. The man was unhrjrt and
THE GAMS MUST GO.
Saratoga Gambling- Houses Kecelve a
Broadside Attack The Beginning of
the End The Regret on Ac
count of the Races.
ISPECIAL TKLEOBA2I TO THI DISPATCH.1
Saratoga, N. Y. August 21. It be
gins to look as though the Saratoga gam
blers had got to go. Preliminary raids were
made to-day on McCormick & Welsh's,
Charlie Mahan's and Mitchel's. No tables
or other facilities for gambling were found
by the police in either place, and all was as
still about the premises as a church
after the congregation had gone out.
Complaint was made before Police Justice
Pierson, charging the above parties with
keeping places where gambling was carried
on, and warrants were issued for their, ar
rest. All the arrested parties waived ex
amination and gave bail in $300 each, to ap
pear before the grand jury. The complaints
were prepared by George Addington, an
Albany lawyer, upon the application and
testimony of one Eugene Soullsyet, resi
dence unknown. Both these parties, the
lawyer and informer, admitted in court that
they were hired by Spencer Trask to come
here for the express purpose of closing up
and cleaning out every place in Saratoga
where gainblingjs carried on.
Up to'midmght no more complaints had
been made or warrants of arrest issued, but
it is defiantly avowed that the raids already
made are but the beginning of the end, and
that every place that does not close volun
tarily will be proceeded against by due pro
cess of law. A supplement to the Union
will be issued to-morrow and devoted wholly
to the suppression of gambling in Saratoga.
It will contain a map of tbe streets, showing
by black spots every place where gambling
is, or is supposed to be carried on, and will
also contain some "public sentiment" with
reference to the whole subject.
Whatever of regret is telt about the mat
ter is derived of the fear that the closing of
the clubhouse will result in the discontinu
ance of the races, as Mr. Spencer, who owns
both race track and the clubhouse, has re
peatedly declared tbat the expense of
either is dependent upon the unmolested
continuance of the other.
TDEN ABOUT FAIR PLAT.
Public Printer Falmcr lo be Treated ns His
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l
Washington, August 21. The people
in the new communities of the Northwest
have been applying for new postofficcs dur
ing the present summer season, but com
plain that their prayers have not been
answered. The reason for this dilatoriness
in the important branch ot the postal
service is, as shown by letters recently sent
out by General Clarkson to various Con
gressmen and Congressional delegates,
caused by negligence of bis duties on the
part of Public Printer Palmer.
It has been nearly three months since the
Post Office Department sent a requisition to
the Public Printer, calling tor certain
blanks called "location papers,' blanks
which are absolutely necessary in all estab
lishment Cases. The Pnblic Printer has
been so busy lopping off Democratic heads
tbat he has been unable to keep ud with his
legitimate work, and hence he did not
furnish these 'blanks. This accounts tor
the delay, which has so inconvenienced the
people who are making new communities
and building new towns on the frontier.
The Republicans of the last Congress were,
very active in their investigations of Public'
Printer Benedict, and the Democrats next
winter say they will have ample opportunity
to pay their respects in a similar manner to
Public Printer Palmer.
QUESTIONING HIS POLICY.
Secretary WIndom Undecided Abont Rais
ing the Price of Bonds.
rsrrciAL telegram to tux dispatch, i
Washington, August 21. As early as
the last of March Secretary Windom de
clared that he would not pay fancy prices
for bonds; it would do tbe holders no good
to wait for fancy prices; the administration
didn't care enough about calling in bonds
to pay fictitious values. Nothing has hap
pened since then to indicate that the policy
of the Treasury with regard to bond pur
chases has been changed.
"The market," said Acting Secretary
Bachellor to-day, "is, as you know, very
"The idea of tbe department has been, I
think, that it is better to let money accumu
late in tbe Treasury than pay such high
prices. Once in awhile, if holders come to
our terms, we purchase. The question is
under consideration now, however, by Sec
retary Windom whether he shall raise the
price or not"
WON A SWEET-T01CED BRIDE.
The Romance of a Boston Lawyer and a
Norwegian Singing Bird.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Boston, August 21. Edgar A. Achorn,
one of the best-known of the younger mem.
bers of the Boston bar, has won the
hand of one of the most famous
singers of Northern Europe, Mile. Zella,
the celebrated Norwegian diva. Mile.
Sophia Apens Zella is in her early twen
ties. Her voice is a soul-stirring soprano,
her presence is charming. She is described
as rather above the medium height of
woman, but so admirably proportioned that
the beholder is impressed with an exagger
ated estimate of her stature. Her eyes are
blue, and eloquent with expression. Her
hair is bronze-hued and abundant, and her
countenance is peculiarly beautiful.
This is the lady whom the handsome
young- attorney from the Hub met for tbe
first time in July of last year while on a
visit in Norway, and whom he is now on
the eve of wedding.
A POACHER'S PLUCKI DEFENSE.
He Sncceasfnlly Resists Arreat by a Squad
'SPECIAL. TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Frederickton, N. B., August 21.
Fishwarden Orr and his deputies had an
exciting tussle with poachers at Burnt Hill,
on Southwest river, a place several miles
in tbe depths of the forests. The
poachers were known as Dave Moore
and Donald McCoy. McCoy yielded to
arrest without a struggle, but Moore armed
himself with an ax, and with the weapon
held up over his head defied the fishery offi
cers and tne law. At this time Deputy
Manser had hold of Moore's canoe. Moore
rushed at him with uplifted ax and made a
cut at him, the blow falling on the canoe.
Moore succeeded in driving off the fishery
officer, and made his'escape. The poachers
had taken about SO salmon, one of them
weighing about 40 pounds. It was four
feet long and about two feet across the
body when split, the tail being 11 inches
MRS. MAIBRICK SINKING.
The Delay In Granting the Reprieve Dis
couraging to Her Friends.
LoiON, August 22. Mrs. Maybrick is
sinking. Her appearance is so changed that
her mother scarcely recognized her. The
delay in granting the expected reprieve has
caused the friends of the prisoner qlmost to
give up hope.
Home Secretary Matthews has been in
consultation with Mr. John W. Addison,
Q. O., M. P. for Ashton-under-Lyme, and
leading counsel for the prosecution on the
trial of Mrs. Maybrick.
P17LTSBUBG, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1889.
ONE DEATH DELAYED.
Charles Giblin, One of the Five New
York Murderers That Were
SENTENCED TO HANG T0-M0EE0W,
RecelTes a Welcome Respite of Sixty Days
From Governor HU1.
A CHANCE TO PROTE HIS INNOCENCE.
His Fellow Prisoners EfJ'Ice at His Inct, Eren in
One of the five New York murderers who
were condemned to be hanged to-morrow
has been respited by Governor Hill. Young
Giblin has another opportunity to prove his
plausible story is true.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, August 21. There were two
sides to-day to the life of the five con
demned men in the Tombs. One was that
which was touched with despair; the other
was that tinted with .the faint colors of
dying men's hope.
The five murderers had never known each
bther until they came together in the row
into which doomed men are locked in the
lower corridor of the Tombs. They be
came more than merely acquainted. As one
of them puts ft, they became a club, a
society with common fraternal interests.
Each learned the story of tbe other, and all
felt that concern in the chances of any one
being respited that one brother might have
To-day was the time they looked for re
spites. Packcnham and Carolin had only
.that hope which condemned men always
have, in some degree, until the last moment.
NO DEFINITE REASON
for hope, because they knew that no lawyer
nor friend was making an appeal anywhere
for them. The others did .have definite
reasons for hope. Lewis and Nolan knew
that Lawyer Howe had gone to Albany to
beg Governor Hill to give them a chance to
clear themselves of the charge ot murder.
Giblin knew that Mr. Howe had gone to
Albany for him also.
Such a day the Tombs has not known be
fore in its 50 years of death watches. The
men looked every hour for the arrival of
dispatches. The routine of their caged life
went on as it had gone ever since they had
been-brought into the death corridor eight
days before. Bath, spiritual communion,
prayers, breakfast, reading, smoking, exer
cise, prayers again and conferences with the
priests such were the incidents in the
THE FIRST BREAK COMES.
Then came the first break in'the day. It
was the decision of Justice Barrett on the
motion to give Giblin a new trial. Under
Sheriff Sexton came to the Tombs with
it. Giblin was praying with one
of the black-robed Sisters of
Mercy at the time, and Mr.
Sexton waited. Then, at 10:50 a. m., she
came from the cell, and Giblin was sum
moned. The Under Sheriff's face is smooth
shaven and expressive, and Giblin could see
that the news was against him. Mr. Sexton
told him that Justice Barrett decided that
there was no ground for a new trial.
Giblin was disappointed, but be was not
astonished. He made some -exclamation or
despair, and yet he says that even at the
next moment he remembered thathis lawyer,
Mr. Howe, was in Albany at tbat very
hour, arguing before Governor Hill. So
be did not give up altogether, even though
things looked very black.
The four other prisoners fcnew the bad
tidings immediately 'after Mr. Sexton told
Giblin. Fackenham, who has been made a
gentle old man by the ministrations of the
priests of the church and the Sis
ters of the Order of Mercy,
went up to Giblin in a fatherly
way, and taking his hand, put the other on
the young man's shoulder. Then the tall,
gray-headed murderer looked down on the
shorter woman killer for old Packenban
does not believe that young Giblin is really
a murderer and after a moment's gaze said
"Charley, my boy, don't give up yet I
feel, I know, that God is on your side, and
remember that we haven't heard from
Albany yet. So bear up, my boy; bear
A little while alter dinner Mrs. Giblin
came to the prison. While she was waiting
in Warden Osborne's office she learned that
tbe Barrett decision was against her hus
band. She broke down and cried. When
she was taken to Giblin there occurred, of
A pitiful scene.
Mrs. Giblin was there about three hours,
and during that time a messenger came with
Governor Hill has given you a respite of 60
days. William k. Howe.
Mrs. Giblin cried again, but this time
they were not tears of sorrow. Again the
news went to the other condemned men in
the club of five, and again tbe four fellows
came from their cells, and one by
one told Giblin how pleased tbey were.
Giblin spoke of it later, and he said they
were as brothers to him, and that his joy
was not greater than theirs. But their joy
did not last as his lasted.
Packenham was the most effusive. He
came up with a smile on his pale lace, and
this time, pot contenting himself with mere
ly putting his hand on Giblin's shoulder,
he slapped -it vigorously and exclaimed:
"Didn't I tell you so, my boy? Didn't I
tell you that, we were yet to hear from Al
bany? Ah, "I tell you, my boy, that God is
on your side."
GLAD TO HEAR IT.
The Sisters of Mercy were at the prison
in the afternoon. They were glad to know
of Giblin's good fortune. The period of res
pite will end on October 23. There was a
lack of definite information at the Tombs as
to the decision on the appeals to Governor
Hill in behalf of Lewis and Nolan,
so they went about as miserable as
before. The dispatches lrom Albany say
that the Governor decided not to interfere.
Hence, unless something happens, there
will be four hangings-in the Tombs to-morrow,
more than there ever were there before
on any one day. Two men will be executed
on the gallows in the north yard, and two in
the south yard, on another gallows. Hang
man Atkinson will put them up to-morrow.
SHOT BY HIS SON.
A Banker Accidentally Kilted While on a
Marshalltown, Ia., August 21. A
fatal accident occurred near Eldora this
afternoon. While out hunting Banker L.
F. Wisner was accidentally shot and killed
by his only son. George, aged about 23.
Mr. Wisner was President and principal
owner of tbe Hardin County Bank, owned
several thousand acres of land and was tbe
wealthiest man in Central Iowa, being, very
popular and widely known. His wife and
young 'Bon ore almost crazed oyer the
An Illinois Town In Flames.
BloOmington, 111., August 22. The
flourishing city of Colfax, this connty, on
the Illinois Central, 20 miles northeast is
in flames, nnd it is believed that it will be
entirely destroyed. Bloomington has been
telegraphed, 'asking for aid from' the fire
department, , t
,AN ARREST FOR ARSON.
A IJttl Boy Causes the Captnre of an
't. Alleges Incendiary,
r SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISrATCH.3
New York, August21. Detective Hayes,
of the Thirtieth street police station, to-day
in his investigation ot the fire at 307 Seventh
avenue, on Monday morning last, learned
that Joseph Popa, 13 years of age, who lived
in the rear house at 307, knew some
thing 'about the fire. He is a
bootblack, working with his father at Sixth
avenue and Twenty-sixth street. Hayes
found the boy at the bootblack stand and
arrested him and had him arraigned before
Coroner Schnltze, at the Coroner's office.
To Coroner Schultze the boy said:
I live on the top floor oi the house in the
rear ofiW Seventh avenue. I usually get
up very early. On Monday last I cot up
shortly- before 5 A.M., and in dressing I
looked out of the window, across the court
yard, and saw a man in a white apron
on tbe first floor in tbe kitchen of
Snyder's restaurant throw burning
sticks of wood on the floor. After
scattering them around freely the man took
up a dishpan.and threw something from it
upon the sticks. A dense smoke arose, and
afterward flame burst forth. The man took
a broom and went out of the room into tbe
hallway leading to the street. I gave an
alarm and went to the Btreet where I saw a
policeman and told 'him the house was
Snyder was found on the street about the
hour indicated by Popa, by Policeman
Brett Snyder told Brett at the time that
he was sweeping off the sidewalk. Popa
was committed to the House of Detention.
Snyder, the restaurant keeper, is in tho
GATHERED TOGETHER AGAIN.
The Fourth Annnal Encampment of the
Union Yeterans Legion.
Detroit, August 21. The fourth an
nual encampment of the Union Veterans'
Union, an organization composed exclu
sively of men who were engaged in active
service in the late war, opened here yester
day. Fully 150 delegates were present from
their respective States. The veterans
themselves are an interesting lot of men. It
is no figure of speech to call them "scarred
veterans." The ousiness meeting was pre
sided over by .Commander-in-Chief Alton, of
Washington. The per diem pension bill
now before Congress was warmly indorsed.
The pension policy of Corporal Tanner was
upheld as paying the just debts contracted
by tbe Government
General Alger delivered the welcoming
address at a camp fire in the evening, to
which General Aiton responded. To-day's
work consisted principally of the election of
officers, which resulted as follows: W. T.
Clarke, of Cleveland, Commander-in-Chief;
Thomas Hynes, First Deputy Commander-in-Chief;
F. B. Putnam, of Chelsea, Mass.,
Second Deputy; Dr. W. H. Smith, of St
Clair, Mich., Surgeon General, and Henry
Colburn, of Wonewac, Wis., Chaplain-in-Chief.
INDIANS ON A RAMPAGE.
A Quantity of Bad Whisky Causes Quite a
Ellensbubq, W. 1., August 21. Five
hundred Chelon Indians passed through this
city to-3ay on their- way to the Puyallup
hop fields. While in tbe city they secured
whisky, and four began firing promiscuous
ly on the streets. When two deputy sheriffs
attempted to arrest them a running fight
took place, the deputies following them in
One Indian was dangerously wounded,
but the deputies were uninjured. The In
dians have been very peaceful and indus
trious. The fanlt of the affrav lies with the
men who sold them the whisky. The band
continued on its way to the Cascade Moun
tains. BEGGING FOR BREAD.
WIrea of Striking miners Aak for Aid for
Galesburg, III., August 21. Five
Spring Yallev women, with infants in their
arms, came here last night to beg provisions
and clothing for the families of miners
there. Tbe Mayor sent them to a boarding
house. They will not be suffered to beg, but
a committee of citizens will canvass the
place for them.
They represent the families of Spring Val
ley strikers as in a very destitute condition,
and say that the women have gone out in
companies to the leading cities of the State
to beg for their children.
NO CASE AGAINST RENAUD.
The Evidence In the Prize Fight Case Not
Sufficient to Convict.
Purvis, Miss., August 21. Bud Renaud
went on trial to-day. The jury was not
completed until this afternoon. There were
but seven spectators in the courtroom,
which shows that no further interest is
taken here in the prize light cases.
Renaud pleaded not guilty, and the ex
amination of witnesses was begun, and so
far fails to connect Renaud with the prize
fight in Mississippi.
TANNER TAKES A TRIP.
The Pension Commissioner Will Visit Chan
tnuqua and Milwaukee.
Washington, August 2L Commission
er Tanner,- of the Pension Bureau, wilL
leave Washington next Friday for Chautau
qua, N. Yr, where, on Saturday (Soldiers'
Day), he will deliver the address. On Sat
urday evening he will leave for Milwaukee
to attend the National Encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic. He expects
to be absent from 'Washington about ten
THE RED FLAG IN ENGLAND.
Thirty Tbonsand Dock Laborers on Strike
London, August 21. The strike of the
dock laborers is spreading. One thousand
men employed on the commercial docks
joined the strikers today. The Socialists
are trying to lead the movement, and the
red &dg is being displayed. Thirty
thousand dock men marched through the
city to-day. They were quite orderly, and
made no untoward demonstrations.
TURKEY AND GERMANY.
The Saltan Feels Very Friendly Toward
Constantinople, August 21. The
Sultan's yacht will convey a special mission
accompanied by large suite to .meet the Em
peror and Empress of Germany. They are
charged with a complimentary message
from the Sultan to the German ruler.
It Is reported that a deputation of Cretans
are going to Athens to solicit Emperor
AN ANARCHIST MANIFESTO.
Attacks on the Swiss Government Followed
Berne, August 21. The Anarchist
manifesto, put in circulation here on the
19th inst which violently attacked tbe
Bundesrath, appears to have originated in
France. Copies were forwarded to M.
Buchonnel, Minister of Justice and Police.
and to other members of the ministry. Two
arrest have already been made In connection
wita ui aiuir.
FIRST IN THE FIELD.
Republicans of North Dakota Meet
in State Convention to
PLACE A TICKET IN NOMINATION.
A Lively Contest for the Leading; Position
on the Slate.
CANDIDATES FOR SENATOR ANXIOUS.
The Basis on Which tht Territory of Oklahoma Will
The first political convention in North
Dakota assembled yesterday, to place a Re
publican ticket in the field for the initial
campaign in the new State. The contest
for the Gubernatorial nomination a lively
one and involves some Senatorial aspira
tions. Fargo, N. D., August 21. The first
pariy State Convention ever held in North
Dakota met in this city to-day. The poli
ticians have been gathering for several days,
and the city is crowded with delegates,
candidates and spectators. Talk of all sorts
of combinations has had much to do with
the great interest taken in the convention,
but the chief interest centered in the fact
that this is the first State Convention of
It is also conceded by the Democrats that
unless there should be some serious break
in tbe work of the convention the persons
nominated here will become the first State
officers of the new State, Previous to the
work of the convention the Republican
clubs met yesterday and organized a State
League under the rules of the National
Republican League, electing tbe following
officers: President, Mr. Sebring. of Eddy
countv; Vice Presidents, F. H. Reguter, of
Burleigh county, J. D. McDonald, of Pem
bina, and G. H. Andrews, of Barnes; Treas
urer, W. H. Ellis, of Dickey; and an Ex
A lively contest.
In the contest for the nominations for the
State offices General Alien, the Chairman
of tbe State Committee, has been generally
counted as well in the lead, although con
siderable depends ou the action of tbe
Farmers' Alliance, whose leading candi
date is John Miller, who would not allow
the use of his name until yesterday,
when his friends started up his boom
once more with a good deal of
strength in siight. Much was thought to
depend on the choice for Chairman, and the
friends of tbe opposing candidates were on
the lookout for the advantage, F. A. Will
iams being the choice of the Allen men,
while Miller's streneth was thought to be
backing Judge; Cochrane. However, the
choice of the Chairman was not so clearly
defined as to give positive prediction of the
In the convention hall for the use of the
Chairman was a memorial token of General
Grant, being the chair in which the great
commander sat at Appomattox when he
signed the papers for General Lee's surren
der. This chair is the property of General
Capehart, of this city, and was loaned for
the occasion. As Chairman of the State
Committee, General Allen called the con
vention to order at 2:20 o'clock this after
noon and made a short and sensible speech,
counseling harmony and the adoption of a
PLENTY OP ENTHUSIASM".
The convention was an enthusiastic one
and greeted his .remarks with cheers. The
vote tor Chairman was taken by counties,
the two men before mentioned having been
nominated and quickly seconded amid
great applause. The six counties in which
there were contesting delegations were ex
cluded from the vote, which resulted in
favor of Judge Cochrane, who received 131
votes to 90 cast for Williams. S. J. Small
and William Patterson were named as
The only committee was that on creden
tials, and, owing to the six contesting dele
gations, which gave an unnsual amount of
work for that committee to-day, and their
inability to accomplish it in the short
time elapsing before the proposed evening
session, the convention did away with the
night session and adjourned until 10 o'clock
Depending on the nomination of General
Allen for Governor is thought to be the suc
cess or failnre of the Senatorial aspirations
of ex-Governors Ordway and Pierce.
The Territorial Convention Discusses a Pro
posed Memorial to Congress.
GuinEiE, Oklahoma, August 21.
The Territorial Convention w.as called to
order promptly at 2 p. m. The order of
business was so changed that the election
of delegates to present their memorial to
Congress occurred 'after the completion of
all other business. Horace Speed, of Guthrie,
presented a memorial to be presented to thej
United States Congress. It prays that
such legislation be enacted as will protect
the social and commercial interests of the
people. It claims that the Indian Territory
is as thickly settled as the average of the
States in the Union, and prays for similar
protection. At present there is no provision
for the making or authentication of wills
nor for the probating thereof. There
is no provision for the unfortunate
insane or tbe afflicted sick, aged or blind.
There is no legal provision for the construct
ion or maintenance of public works of any
kind or ior the levying of taxes for any
purposes whatever. There is no means by
which crimes may be punished unless they
be against tbe United States laws. Tbe
memorial prays Congress to remedy this
unfortunate state of aflairs.
In the afternoon session the organic act
was taken up. Its discussion occupied the
entire afternoon, most of the time being
spent in debating a motion that a woman
suffrage section be inserted in the act. The
debate was very spirited. A motion to
table the matter was defeated and adjourn
ment was then taken.
HE ESCAPES ARREST,
But Only to Meet With Death by Drowning
In the River.
Conway, Ark., August 21. A sln-rular
death occurred here to-day. Deputy Sheriff
Clybourn had several warrants against one
Abe Jones, colored, charged with selling
liquor without license. When tbe Sberift
went to serve the warrant on Jones, who
was working near the bank of the Fourche
river, Jones ran and jumped into the river,
swimming to a stationary log in the middle
of the stream.
The Sheriff tried to persuade him to sur
render. Jones made no reply, but, taking
off bis shoes, he plunged into the .water
again, and was carried down the stream
' FLEMING IS NOW AHEAD.
Another Bntch of Votes lor Gob? Thrown
SPECIAL TELXOBAIC TO THE DI8PATCH.I
Wheeling, August 2L The Guberna
torial Commission to-day resumed consider
ation of Kanawha county, and threw out 36
votes for Goff, in addition to tbe 20 thrown
out yesterday. This gives Fleming, Demo
crat a majority of 14.
HBTY STREET LETTER BOXES.
Description of the Receptacle That Cannot
SPECIAL TELSOEAM TO TUX DISPATCH. 1
Washington, August 21. The Post
office Department has received samples of
the new style of street letter box recently
adopted, and wfiich will hereafter be used.
The disadvantage of the old style of boxes
was that they were easily robbed by the use
of a gummed stick, a piece of wire, ora pair
of curved nippers designed especially for
this purpose. So many robberies occurred
that the Department appealed to the in
ventors for something more secure than the
box at present in use. It was also desired
to have them more secured from the weather,
as in driving rains the contents of boxes
have frequently been badly drenched.
The new box is exceedingly simple in its
construction, and overcomes the objection to
the box now in use. The slot is not visible
until a knob is pulled down. This opens
the slot, but at the same time raUera tray
within the bo: that divides it into two com
partments. All the mail previously de
posited drops into the lower compartment,
the tray fits as tightly so that nothing can
be inserted through the slot that will reach
to the bottom. A letter inserted in the box
remains on tbe ftray until the knob is re
leased, when the tray falls down like a stage
trap door, and the letter is secure. As long
as the slot is open 'thecontents of the box
are covered by the tray and are inaccessible.
Tne arrangement also prevents damage to
mail matter deposited by the blowing in of
snow or rain.
The design was accepted out of 140 pre
sented. The boxes will be made in three
sizes, instead of two, as heretofore. The
additional size will be much larger than
any now in use. The present boxes will not
be disturbed, but when damaged will be re
"placed by the new style.
CAUSED TWO COLLAPSES.
The Lewis Failure Responsible for a Conple
ISFZCIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISFATCB.1
Providence, R. I., August 21. The
Wauregan Cotton Goods Manufacturing
Company to-day decided to suipend pay
ment and allow its notes to go to protest
The liabilities are placed at $1,000,000, with
assets, according to the company's figuring,
of $2,000,000. The Wauregan Company has
two mills at present in operation, one at
Wauregan, Oonn., capitalized at $600,000,
the other the Nottingham mills in this city,
capitalized at $300,000.
The Thornton worsted mills also went
under to-day. In reference to the Wauregan
suspension, Treasurer Tatt said to-day that
the trouble came on as a result of the recent
disturbances which had rather scared the
creditors outside the State. The current re
ports, were that the company suffered a
heavy loss through the Lewis failure, and
tbat the collapsed drygoods agents owed the
Wauregan Company a .round million.
This, it is stated, was exaggerated, as the
Lewises owed them only a comparatively
LEGISLATORS ON RECORD.
A K. of Ia. Report Showing the Vote on
SrEOALTELXOIlA-rTO THE DISPATCH. I
Habbisburo, August 21 The Knights
of Labor Legislative Committee has agreed
on a report showing the action of the Legis
lature ou bills framed in the interest of
worklngmen. The scheme to have a report
prepared virtually excusing-the Republican
majority for defeating all the important
labor legislation, had to be abandoned be
cause unanimous indorsement of it'could
not be secured, and instead the committee
has decided on a statement which will sim
ply give'the vote on the bills considered
and embrace an account of tbe doings of the
committee, the amount of money received
by the two paid members William H.
Lewis and Hugh McGarvey and a few
other matters. Charles Andrews, the other
member of the committee, contributed his
services without compensation. The report
will make no comments on the treatment re
ceived by the labor measures defeated by
the Legislature, and will make no political
analysis of the vote on them. It will, it Is
expected by the committee, be ready for dis
tribution by the 1st of next month.
THE KNIGHTS OF PSTHIAS
Discuss a Number of Proposed Changes In
tSPICTAL TELEOBAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l
Lancaster, August 21. At this morn
ing'smeetingof the Grand Lodge of Knights
of Pythias the list of appointed district
deputy grand chancellors was read. Those
for Allegheny county are: First district,
B. F. Harris, Pittsburg; Second district,
George M. Bichey, Allegheny; Third dis
trict, S. M. Painter, Allegheny; German
district, Otto Nnngspur, Allegheny. The
unwritten workot tbe order was exemplified
by Grand Keeper of Records HawKs and
Supreme Representative Thomas G. Sample.
The sum of $9,035 was appropriated for ex
penses or the Grand Lodge the past year,
and it was agreed to place $4,000 in a sate
deposit company in Philadelphia.
Nearly the whole of tbe afternoon was
taken up discussing proposed changes in the
constitution, some ot which were made.
The Grand Chancellor will hereafter ap
point a committee of five in law and another
on appeals, each to have one member from
a German lodge, and also a committee on
finance, mileage and printing returns and
credentials. A motion to give the keeper
of seals a secretary was lost
A COMPROMISE PROBABLE.
It la Believed That the Illinois Mining
Strike Will be Settled.
Chicago, August 21. A private meeting
of the Citizens' Committee for the relief of
the miners in Northern Illinois was held
this evening It is rumored that as a result
of the conference an announcement of a
termination of the strike will be made. It
is known that the miners throughout the
district did not unanimously approve of the
action of the delegates at the recent meeting
in this city, at which the proposition for a
compromise on 72) cents a ton was re
jected. Many of them, in fact, were desirous of
returning to work at that figure in prefer
ence to remaining idle and subsisting on
charity. This sentiment was practically in
strumental in the convening of the meeting
to-night, which had direct communication
with several of the leaders among the
miners, expressing the sentiment of the
strikers at Bruceville. Braidwood, Streator,
LaSalle and other points. '
LOOKING FOR A CHARMING LADY,
The Victims of a Female Sharper Wonld
Like Much to See Her.
tSPECTAL TELEOBAH TO TBE DISPATCH. J
St. Louis, August 21. The stockholders
of the Diamond Point Mining and Milling
Company, capital stock $16,000,000, divided
into 1,600,000 shares of the par value of $10
eacb, are looking for a lady of charming
manners and pleasant address, who burst on
St Louis with all the effulgence of a social
star six months ago. The woman was Mrs.
Margaret Turgoose, wife of Isaac Turgoose,
President of the company.
Mrs. Turgoose succeeded in interesting a
number of ladies in the mining scheme.
Mrs. Turgoose soon succeeded in floating
18,000 shares of the Diamond Point stock,
and raked ofi 99,000 from her St Louis
It yam want Board, Room, Iloraea or
Help, advertise In THE DISPATCH.
Purchasers can bo found far everything
offered For Sale In THE DI4PATCH.
THE DISPATCH la the beat advertising
medium In Western Pennsylvania. Try It-
SHOT IM1S; BACK.
William Lee Pats -VThrongh
John T. Natcher's.
THE VICTIM AT DEA
The Shooting is the Result of a Dispute
Abont Honey Hatters.
LEE WAS DRUNK AND QUARRELSOME,
Bat Had Threatened Often to Kill His Old Employer,
Who Feared Him.
"William Lee shot and probably fatally
hurt his old employer, John T. Natcher,
yesterday. Lee was drunk, when he com
mitted the act, but he had often made
threats to "do" the contractor.
A little after 2 o'clock yesterday after
noon John T. Natcher, a well-known build
ing contractor, was probably fatally shot
while in his office, No.
117 Second avenue, by
William E. Lee, of
Forbes street Lee is
a painter and worked
for Natcher, and the
shooting grew out of
some business dis
agreement The cause of the
shooting is somewhat
obscured, as Natcher couldn't and Lee
wouldn't explain at length. It seems, how
ever, that Natcher had been expecting
trouble for some time, and a week ago asked
an officer to keep watch on Lee, as he had
made dire threats. The officer had intended
to arrest Lee if he became disorderly, but
tbe shooting came unexpectedly.
Mr. L. C. McCormick, foreman for
Mr. Natcher, was working on the second
floor when he heard a shot fired. Another
one quickly followed, and rnnning to the
window he saw Lee coolly walk out of the
office and start down Second avenue.
Going downstairs McCormick fonnd
Natcher lying on his back.
"What's the matter?" he asked the
The Scene of the Shooting.
"That dirty dog has done me up," was
Mr. Natcher"s reply.
"Who?" asked McCormick.
"Oh, you know," said Natcher, "Billy
Lee. I guess I am done for now."
McCormick and others who had arrived,
lifted the injured man into an ambulance
and he was taken to the Homeopathic Hos
pital. Dr. Seip found that one ball had
passed through the
lobe op the lung,
and when Cashier Roseburg, of the Bank of
Pittsburg, arrived the doctor refused to
allow anyone in the room except Natcher's
wife. William P. Bennett bad been there
and had seen Natcher, and the latter asked
hiin to go for Mrs. Natcher to their home
on Dithridge street, Fourteenth waid.
So far the best version of the story has
come from Natcher himself. He thought
himself dying, but was collected, and said
that the usual quarrel had been inaugurated
by Lee, and he, Natcher, sent the office boy
out to attend to some
thing. Lee being dis
Natcher left him, and
as he was going into
the washroom to clean
his hands Lee shot
him in the back. One
ball entered the body,
going through the
rifbt lung, and the '
other passed through
his left hand, and
lnf?reri nniler the ftkin
in Ins back. The last He Fired the Shot.
ball was easily extracted, and the location of
the other ball made it dangerous to probe
Immediately after tbe shooting Lee
walked down Second avenue toward Wood
street, and iu the excitement was allowed to
escape. The police officials, McAleese,
Conlson and others, as soon as they heard of
HAD GUARDS PUT
at the various railway stations, and as
manyi other outlets as it was possible to
invest, and the description furnished would
have made it impossible for Lee to get away
unnoticed in daylight
A dilligent search was made for him by
the officers among the various Point re
sorts. Shortly after 4 o'clock, an hour and a
half after the shooting, Lee emerged from
the cellar under the warehouse of the
Bradley Stove Co., ou Second avenue,
within a square of the scene of his crime.
In a moment a dozen people recognized him,
and as he walked along the street a crowd
began to follow. The officers in the neigh
borhood recognized Lee about the same
time, and Detective Demmel, with Officers
Money and Harrison, started on a run after
him. Lee walked along, perfectly uncon
cerned, until Constable Clishum, of Me
Kee's Rocks, who happened to see him,
stepped up and caught hold of him by the
right arm. Almost simultaneously Detect
ive Demmel caught him by the left
Clishum, supposing the detective was a
friend of Lee's, intent upon a rescue,
shoved his revolver into the detective's face
and told him to stand back. The detective,
however, quickly assured the constable that
WAS ALL BIGHT,
and then they started with the prisoner for
Central station. Lee offered no resistance
and accompanied the officers quietly. When
searched at the station house the deadly re
volver, a 38-caliber five-shooter American,
bulldog, was found in his pocket with two
empty shells in it, the others being full.
When asked by Inspector McAleese why
he had shot Natcher, Lee replied:
"Ob, he tried to do me up, and I wouldn't
allow any man to do that if I can help it"
To another officer Lee said that Natcher
had attempted to put him out of the office
when he entered, and that he shot him tbea-V
Lee was in the City Treasurer's offiee.'
about noon yesterday and nothing unusual
was noted tn his appearance, though he is
supposed to have had his "pop" on his
person at the time. It is said that Natcher
thought Lee hadn't nerve enough to shoot,
bat the former had miscalculated 'th